Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, United States
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Overview of Western New England University

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,736
    • Men:1,721 (62.9%)
    • Women:1,015 (37.1%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Western New England University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
4
Science
1
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
1
2
History
1
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1215 Wilbraham Road
City, State, Zip
Springfield, MA  01119
Phone
(413) 782-1321
Fax
(413) 782-1777
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 6,645 applicants were admitted
Women
82% of 2,785 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 3,860 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
810 (15%) of 5,363 admitted students enrolled
Women
310 (14%) of 2,296 admitted students enrolled
Men
500 (16%) of 3,067 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
550 average
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
27%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
525 average
• Score 700 - 800
1%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
60%
• Score 400 - 500
27%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |21-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
9%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
39%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,740 (68.015300588045%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,442 (25.580908519991628%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,305 (2.483490969988772%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,060 (3.920299921974613%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Western New England University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002226
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
763 (99.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
655 (85.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
655 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
94 (14.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$26,141
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 655 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,670
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 649 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,209
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 72 (11.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
104 (13.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,876

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,514 (96.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,056 (81.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,050 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
286 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$26,004
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,046 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,940
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,969 (96.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,976
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 194 (9.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
423 (16.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,123

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,517
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Computer Science, Home Economics
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,935

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


241

Part-Time Faculty


126

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


57%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 51% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 33% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
248,026

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
530
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Western New England University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


53.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


58.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (44)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advertising
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • History, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Business/marketing, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Arts in English Teaching, Master of Arts in Mathematics Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Engineering Management

Master's Programs of Study (18)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Organizational Management
  • Sports Management
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


153,703

Nearest Metropolitan Area


215 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Hartford
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Springfield
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Springfield

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


61% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


36%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Golden Bear
School Colors
Royal and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Western New England University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student senate, residence hall association, campus activities board, student radio station, the westerner (student newspaper)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,613

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,736
Women
1,015
Men
1,721

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.2% Asian
  • 5.7% Black/African-American
  • 9.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.1% White
  • 3.4% Unknown

International Students


3.3% from 22 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,077

Student Resources

Study resources